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Published 16/12/2021

Career Planning e-learning programme for core doctors

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has developed three bespoke e-learning courses to help core medicine, surgery and psychiatry doctors make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. These courses are the latest in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for health professionals within the e-Learning for Healthcare career planning programme.

The courses will provide core medicine, surgery and psychiatry doctors with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust.  They are based around the following five sessions:

  • Introduction which provides an overview to the course

  • Self-awareness which includes reflecting on values, work preferences, skills interests, personality and career stressors

  • Career exploration which includes consideration and research of career options available as well as developing effective networks

  • Arriving at your decision which focuses on decision making types and methods as well as how to check the robustness of career decisions

  • Next Steps which offers advice, information and examples on CV development, job applications and preparing for interviews as well as effective action planning

For each session, learners can compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research and reflections contained in a downloadable workbook, which can be used to support job applications and interviews.

The e-learning resource is available on the e-LfH Hub, the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and via AICC links.

For more information about the programme please click here